There is an abundance of research that proves happiness among employees fuels performance and achievement, resulting in a competitive edge many companies crave. Shawn Achor, author of the best-selling book The Happiness Advantage noted that “happiness is the precursor to success, not merely the result.”
If you want to have a high-performing team, you need to build a happy team.
Even though the data shows building a happy culture is good for business, many companies struggle to do it. As a result, many companies end up with a largely disengaged workforce (data shows 68% of employees are disengaged in the US), which costs them tons of money. No bueno.
Thankfully, there are a few simple strategies and tools you can use to help improve the happiness and experience your employees have at work, which will, in turn, help them work better to deliver a remarkable experience for your customers.
One way to do that is to build a culture that is fueled by transparency.
Monday* is a tech company that has a workspace collaboration tool designed to help teams operate within a culture of transparency. Samsung, Fiverr, Uber, WeWork and Wix are just a few of the companies who use the tool.
Leah Walters is the Head of Communications at Monday. I chatted with her recently to get insights into how Monday and their customers are building happy teams, that enable them to perform at a higher level.
*When we recorded this interview, the name of the company Monday, was Dapulse. They changed the name in recent months.
- Why it is beneficial for team members to have a clear idea of what everyone else is working on
- A smart way to let your team know how their work fits into the big picture of what is happening in your company
- Why transparency builds high-performing teams
- The surprising attributes that make employees the happiest at work
- Simple but effective tactics for making your team members feel appreciated
- How technology can empower team members who struggle to speak up in meetings
- An innovative way for managers to get insights on how to manage their teams better
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